Report: 76ers' Ben Simmons suffers nerve impingement in lower back

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<a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="/nba/teams/philadelphia/" data-ylk="slk:Philadelphia 76ers">Philadelphia 76ers</a>' <a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="/nba/players/5600/" data-ylk="slk:Ben Simmons">Ben Simmons</a> will be reevaluated in two weeks for a back injury. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Philadelphia 76ers' Ben Simmons will be reevaluated in two weeks for a back injury. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Philadelphia 76ers’ point guard Ben Simmons suffered a nerve impingement in his lower back on Saturday night, Shams Charania of The Athletic reported.

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He’ll undergo daily treatments and rehab after consultation and tests with specialists, per Charania. He’s out indefinitely.

Simmons suffered the injury Saturday night in Milwaukee after playing less than five minutes against the Bucks. He missed the first game after the All-Star break on Thursday with back soreness after first feeling tightness during practice on Wednesday, head coach Bruce Brown said.

"It was a long, hard practice and the guys came back great," Brown said, via the Philly Voice. "It was a play where he went up for a rebound and I looked over and he left the court, went and got treatment...we don't believe it's anything too significant."

Simmons is currently averaging 16.7 points, 8.2 assists, 7.2 rebounds and a league-leading 2.1 steals per game for the Sixers (36-22).

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